Chris, Arthur, a famous Yorkshireman and Jo C’s Ale!

I had a lovely day out at the Royal Norfolk Show this year – and I got to meet James Martin from Saturday Kitchen! My husband Chris and his meat supplier and good friend Arthur Howell were booked to appear alongside James at Mary Kemp’s Cookery Theatre in the Food Hall on the first day of the show, and the Yorkshireman certainly pulled in the crowds. Chris and Arthur joked that James had been hired as their warm-up man, but didn’t seem to have an answer when I pointed out he was doing six shows over two days and they were just doing one! I took along a six-bottle gift pack of my ales in the hope I could give them to James to try, and he seemed delighted to receive them. Well which man wouldn’t like a gift of free beer?! I’m hoping he lets me know what he thought of them, or better still, uses a bottle or two when he’s cooking! I really enjoy the Royal Norfolk Show – and the weather was fantastic this year which made it an even better day out.